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Cabinet Exit Memo by Ambassador Samantha Power

In re-engaging the United Nations, we have not compromised our national interests, but advanced them; we have not overlooked the dysfunctions of the UN system, but sought to tackle them; and we have not muted our values, but defended them vigorously and credibly.

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Exit Memo From Secretary Kerry to President Obama

American greatness is a fact but not an entitlement. It cannot be taken for granted. It must be demonstrated and earned by every generation.

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Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Tom Countryman Travels to Belgium and Switzerland

Acting Under Secretary Countryman will join the U.S. Delegation to the 8th Biological Weapons Review Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, November 7-10.

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Ambassador Wood: Remarks at UNGA Thematic Discussion on Other Weapons of Mass Destruction

The United States shares the concerns that have been expressed by other UN Member States regarding the threat of chemical and biological terrorism.

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Ambassador Wood: Remarks at U.N. General Assembly First Committee Thematic Discussion on Nuclear Weapons

A treaty banning nuclear weapons will not lead to any further reductions because it will not include the states that possess nuclear weapons.

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Joint Statement on the Biological Weapons Convention Review Conference

The Foreign Ministers look forward to the Eighth Review Conference of the Convention in November this year agreeing on substantive measures that will significantly strengthen the Convention and contribute in a measurable way to reducing the threat of biological agents being used as weapons.

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U.S. Statement at the opening of the BWC PrepCom

The United States shares concerns that have been expressed regarding biological, as well as chemical terrorism, and believes that we should address these concerns in the context of the existing international framework.

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Photo Gallery: Working Group Meetings of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV)

The US Mission in Geneva is proud to be hosting the first Working Group Meetings of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV)

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Ambassador Robert Wood Addresses Conference on Disarmament Opening Plenary

We are coming off the heels of another challenging year in the CD, but the United States continues to have faith in this distinguished forum. In the past, when the CD has been able to negotiate on substance, it has made great progress in the fields of arms control and disarmament, resulting in landmark agreements. We firmly believe there is both the need and the opportunity to do so again. Nothing makes this clearer than the intensity of last year’s Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference and UNGA First Committee session.

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Ambassador Robert Wood Addresses Biological Weapons Convention Opening Plenary

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International cooperation is an important element of the BWC. We know there are disagreements about how to advance the goals of Article X of the Convention; but we should not allow those disagreements to prevent us from agreeing where we can and identifying specific steps we can take.

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